Air Taxi Wednesday April 28, 1982
The aircraft departed Hilo on the last leg of a 3rd flight. A few minutes after takeoff, the pilot called the tower to ask for a return and indicated he had a difficulty. No further transmission was made. Witnesses heard intermittent engine sputtering and then the whine of a high speed dive. The aircraft impacted in a sugar cane field at a steep angle. Reason for occurrence undetermined.